Shooting the messenger: the ‘chilling effect’ of criminalising journalism | Andrew Fowler | Media | The Guardian

The former CIA employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Unless there is a concerted effort by the west to abandon the surveillance state into which we are all being drawn, it is highly likely that the journalism that relies on dissent to expose the great injustices perpetrated by governments, particularly when they hide behind the cloak of national security, will be journalism of the past. It won’t disappear overnight, but will fade slowly over the years, like the democracy it defends.

via Shooting the messenger: the ‘chilling effect’ of criminalising journalism | Andrew Fowler | Media | The Guardian

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